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Preserving the Garden
November 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November is New York State History Month, in celebrtaing Bethel Woods along with New York State Museum presents Preserving the Garden: The Road to Recognizing the historic site of the 1969 Music & Art Fair.
Join a groovy trip back to Max Yasgur’s historic alfalfa field to experience the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The Museum at Bethel Woods invites you to learn about one of the pivotal moments of the sixties and the efforts currently being done to preserve and secure official historic designation for the festival site with speaker Wade Lawrence, Museum Director and Senior Curator.
The day will begin with light refreshments and a casual meet and greet, followed by an engaging multimedia presentation about Woodstock and the cultural center that builds upon its legacy today. Following the presentation and Q&A, weather permitting, Mr. Lawrence will lead a walking tour of the historic site, pointing out the landscape clues about what happened there almost five decades ago and Bethel Woods’ plans for the historic landscape’s future.
To view all statewide programs: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/historymonth
To learn more about Preserving the Garden: http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/preserving-the-garden